Microsoft are set to show off their replacement of its Zune service during E3 in June, according to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, reports The Verge. The new music service is codenamed Woodstock, and will continue the Redmond-based company's move away from the Zune brand, and into the arms of the Xbox brand.
Insiders have revealed to The Verge that Woodstock is poised to be a cross-platform play, available to Windows 8, Android, iOS, and Xbox users, all playable from a browser. It has previous been described as "Spotify-like", where it won't require any browser plugins and is said to integrate deeply with social networking site, Facebook.
This will allow friends to build group playlists and share tracks. On top of this, it will feature a "scan and match" function, which is similar to iTunes Match, where it's being tested as part of Woodstock to allow users to identify their existing music collection in the service. Microsoft are set to tease the new service at E3, if no last-minute plans take place. It would then launch later this year with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.